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Jackie Taylor to Receive Rosetta LeNoire Award

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Jackie Taylor, playwright, actor, and founder of Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater, has been named the recipient of Actors' Equity Association's 2010 Rosetta LeNoire Award. Taylor is being honored for her cultural contributions to Chicago, particularly her history of casting ethnic minorities, women, and actors with disabilities in her plays.

Taylor has produced and directed more than 55 plays and has appeared on both stage and screen. She is active in Chicago's art and theater community and taught in public schools for more than 30 years. She is also president of the African Arts Alliance and former vice president of the League of Chicago Theaters.

The award will be presented on May 3 in Chicago.

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